Love Your Girlfriend
James "FosTA" Foster
"Love Your Girlfriend" (also known as LYGF) was founded as a StarCraft II clan on February 20th, 2013. In September 2013, Pulse Esports merged with the team, further strengthening the team's ambitions in the professional scene.
Towards the end of 2013, LYGF recruited several high profile players such as Genius, Tassadar and Mamuri, reputedly offering sizable salaries as well as unveiling plans to create a team house in Germany. This was met with skepticism across the scene, further substantiated by claims from players such as HTOMario of the team's failure to pay his salary or bring to fruition any of the promises made.
On the 17th of March 2014, after a year of activity, the team announced that it would be closing its doors as the team's CEO, Pascal Anton is unable to continue managing the team due to a terminal heart illness, promising that players would be paid till the end of the month.
- January 1st, joysasin joins LYGF Academy.
- January 17th, Bubble moves to inactive. 
- February 1st, EjozL, HiaTa, Mumming & SolarJto move from Academy to Inactive
- February 4th, Ghost is released from Academy team.
- February 6th, Neige joins the LYGF Professional roster.
- February 6th, HTOMario retires, claiming that he had not been paid.
- February 7th, Winter, SoundsFun, SeOuLStEaL left the team. ParkChoRong went inactive.
- February 13th, MonstR, and Mumming leave the team.
- February 16th, Ineffable leaves the team and Mamuri becomes part of the professional team.
- February 25th, LYGF Academy merges with the pro team. Bunny leaves LYGF and joins DuSt Gaming. bush, Montisumo & Standard goes inactive.
- February 26th, Maker joins
- March 1st, DynaMite's contract ends
- March 10th, Maker leaves to join Kaos Latin Gamers
- March 17th, LYGF announces that it would be disbanding as the team's CEO, Pascal Anton is dealing with a terminal heart disease and could not continue running the team.
- February 20th, LYGF forms their StarCraft II team.
- April 8th, Kiwi joins LYGF Academy.
- April 20th, Flexible joins LYGF Academy.
- April 27th, LikeAPanda joins LYGF Academy.
- April 28th, Lisandro joins LYGF Academy.
- May 12th, CuteZerg joins LYGF Academy 
- May 21st, Optimus joins LYGF Academy.
- June 7th, Insolence joins LYGF Academy.
- June 10th, HTOMario joins LYGF Professional.
- June 24th, Both Lisandro & LikeAPanda get promoted to the Professional Team.
- July 8th, Cyborg joins LYGF Academy.
- July 17th, AvOiD joins LYGF Academy.
- August 8th, ParkChoRong joins LYGF Professional.
- August 16th, Korean Protoss Believe joins LYGF Professional.
- August 16th, Korean Protoss StuN from FXO Kespa Training team join LYGF Professional
- August 24th, Korean Protoss Believe goes inactive for military duties and Legend, a Korean Zerg, joins LYGF.
- September 4th, Legend goes inactive, Bails from Clarity Gaming Joins LYGF Professional team.
- September 10th, Montisumo Joins LYGF Academy.
- September 16th, Pulse Esports StarCraft II team joins Love Your Girlfriend.
- October 13th, Intense leaves to join the ROOT Gaming academy.
- October 24th, Standard, a Korean Protoss joins LYGF Academy.
- October 25th, Winter joins LYGF Academy.
- October 27th, Lesha leaves LYGF.
- November 5th, Abstinence moves down from Professional to Inactive. MonstR moves down from Academy to Inactive. Winter moves up from Academy to Professional.
- November 6th, Psych leaves the team.
- November 18th, DynaMite join the Professional Team
- November 25th, Bails leaves to join Deimos Esports.
- November 28th, SoundsFun joins the academy team. 
- November 29th, Trace from NrG joins.
- December 7th, Badcop from Clarity Gaming becomes active after a few months break and joins the Academy Team. SeOuLStEaL join the Academy Team.
- December 9th, Bush from Zerg Gosu Team joins.
- December 14th, Kilokilo joins LYGF from Team oGaming to become the Academy Manager.
- December 23rd, Believe comes back after serving in the army.
- December 25th, Genius & Sia joins.
- December 25th, Tassadar joins.
- December 26th, MotoK from Eternity Gaming Joins the Professional team. Believe, Badcop & SoundsFun move from Academy to Professional. MonstR moves from Inactive to Academy. RainbowDash & Cyborg move from Academy to Inactive.
- December 28th, Mamuri and Bubble join LYGF Academy.
Full list of player transfers and former players here.
|ID||Name||Join Date||Leave Date||Duration||New Team|
|Badcop||Austin Worthington||7th December 2013||17th March 2014||4 months||Team Ascension|
|Believe||Ju Yeol||16th August 2013||17th March 2014||7 months||KT Rolster|
|Genius||Jeong Min Soo||25th December 2013||17th March 2014||3 months||Retirement|
|LikeAPanda||Vasily Kuznetsov||27th April 2013||17th March 2014||10 months|
|Lisandro||Vlad Rybkin||28th April 2013||17th March 2014||10 months||London Conspiracy|
|Lucoda||Peter Healy||15th September 2013||17th March 2014||6 months||London Conspiracy|
|Mamuri||Lim Jae Hyun||28th December 2013||17th March 2014||3 months||Micro GamerZ|
|MotoK||Chun Hee Su||26th December 2013||17th March 2014||3 months||RuW|
|Neige||Jeong Ho Jung||6th February 2014||17th March 2014||2 months|
|Sia||JeaHyun Ryu||25th December 2013||17th March 2014||3 months|
|StuN||Seung Hyun Kim||16th August 2013||17th March 2014||7 months||Deimos|
|Tassadar||Kim Jung Hoon||25th December 2013||17th March 2014||3 months|
|Trace||Travis Beatty||29th November 2013||17th March 2014||4 months|
|ParkChoRong||Jin-Kyu Kim 김진규||8th August 2013||17th March 2014||8 months||Inactive|
|Maker||Ricardo Flores||26th February 2014||10th March 2014||12 days||Kaos Latin Gamers|
|DynaMite||Ji Hoon Um||18th November 2013||1st March 2014||3 months||SK Telecom T1|
|Ineffable||Zac Batten||16th September 2013||16th February 2014||5 months|
|MonstR||Alexander Nilsson||16th September 2013||13th February 2014||5 months||Nuit Blanche|
|Winter||Felix Hegethorn||25th October 2013||7th February 2014||3 months||ECVisualize|
|HTOMario||Geoffrey van der Spek||10th June 2013||6th February 2014||8 months||No Dice Academy|
|Ghost||Kwon Oh Kun||25th December 2013||4th February 2014||2 months||No Dice Gaming|
|Bails||Bailey Thomas||4th September 2013||25th November 2013||3 months||Deimos|
|Alizée||Pascal Anton||Managing Director|
|montisumo||Calvin Carter||Player Director|
|FionaMyLove||Jung min Ok 옥정민||Technical Director|
|SeKtEnAtZe||Mataius Benecke||Finance Director|
|FosTA||James Foster||StarCraft Manager|
|Kiddin||Hyun Soo Kim||Head Coach|
|2013-11-29||Top Dog EU Team League Season 1||Love Your Girlfriend 3 : 2 Team Darkstar|
|2013-11-24||The Ascension Season 1||Love Your Girlfriend 4 : 0 NrG||$200|
- 2014-02-24 | Interview with James "FosTA" Foster about the teams progress in SC2ITL by SC2Improve Staff of SC2Improve.net at SC2Improve Team League Season 1
- 2014-02-04 | Team LYGF im Intverview: Wir setzen auf Koreaner by Mori09 of mystarcraft.de
- 2014-01-04 | Team LYFG: "We found an investor that is going to fund the entire professional team" by DarkLordOlli of Teamliquid.net
- 2014-01-01 | LYGF Interview on n00b view show by Hunterork of n00bgaming.com
- 2013-12-10 | Interview with Love Your Girlfriend, Winners of Top Dog Season One of StarCraft 2 EU by Greg "Gsworld" Walters of Thunderdog eSports at Top Dog League
Community concern about LYGF started off when the relatively unknown team started signing several big-name Korean players such as Genius, Tassadar Mamuri and Neige, offering the players salaries despite lacking any form of sponsorship. Reputedly, Genius was offered a salary of up to $4,000 a month, a sum far above what is considered to be standard in the industry. In an effort to appear transparent, the team was subject to several interviews, in which they stated that they had found an investor who would be paying for their professional team., however, the name of the investor was retained as being confidential, further sparking the community's suspicion.
Eventually, one of the team's main players HTOMario, revealed that he had not been paid in months, leading to his departure from the team, confirming most of the community's suspicions. A few weeks later, LYGF issued an announcement stating that the team was disbanding, as the CEO was faced with a terminal illness rendering him unable to continue running the team. In the absence of all proof or credibility, or an explanation as to why couldn't anyone else step into the CEO's shoes and the fact that players still had not been paid, numerous community members condemned the team.
- @LYGFsc2. https://twitter.com/LYGFsc2/status/424068989237465088.
- Team Love Your Girlfriend Recruits Neige!
- LYGF (2014-03-17). "LYGF to disband". www.teamliquid.net/. Retrieved 2014-03-17.
- LYGF (2013-05-08). "New member Kiwi". loveyourgirlfriend.net. Retrieved 2013-09-20.
- LYGF (2013-05-20). "New member Flexible". loveyourgirlfriend.net. Retrieved 2013-09-20.
- LYGF (2013-05-27). "New member: LikeAPanda". loveyourgirlfriend.net. Retrieved 2013-09-20.
- LYGF (2013-05-28). "New member:Lisandro". loveyourgirlfriend.net. Retrieved 2013-09-20.
- LYGF (2013-05-12). ""Cute" enters our clan". loveyourgirlfriend.net. Retrieved 2013-09-20.
- LYGF (2013-05-21). "Optimus joins LYGF". loveyourgirlfriend.net. Retrieved 2013-09-20.
- LYGF (2013-06-07). "Insolence joins LYGF". loveyourgirlfriend.net. Retrieved 2013-09-20.
- LYGF (2013-06-10). "HTOMario joins LYGF Pro". loveyourgirlfriend.net. Retrieved 2013-09-20.
- LYGF (2013-06-24). "Promotions". loveyourgirlfriend.net. Retrieved 2013-09-20.
- LYGF (2013-07-08). "New member: Cyborg". loveyourgirlfriend.net. Retrieved 2013-09-21.
- LYGF (2013-07-17). "New member:AvOiD". loveyourgirlfriend.net. Retrieved 2013-09-21.
- LYGF (2013-08-08). "New member: ParkChoRong". loveyourgirlfriend.net. Retrieved 2013-09-21.
- LYGF (2013-08-16). "New member:Believe". loveyourgirlfriend.net. Retrieved 2013-09-21.
- LYGF (2013-08-16). "New member StuN". www.loveyourgirlfriend.net. Retrieved 2013-12-16.
- LYGF (2013-08-23). "New member Legend". loveyourgirlfriend.net. Retrieved 2013-10-27.
- LYGF (2013-09-04). "New member Bails". loveyourgirlfriend.net. Retrieved 2013-10-27.
- LYGF (2013-09-10). "New member: Montisumo". loveyourgirlfriend.net. Retrieved 2013-09-10.
- lygfwases (2013-09-16). "Pulse Esports SC2 Joins LYGF - Professional Gaming". TeamLiquid.net. Retrieved 2013-10-27.
- Kavik (2013-10-13). "SEED Gaming Roster Update! Xyz And ROOT Part Ways :(". ROOT-Gaming.com. Retrieved 2013-10-27.
- LYGFsc2 (2013-09-21). twitter.com. https://twitter.com/LYGFsc2/status/394190582832037888. Retrieved 2013-10-27.
- LYGFsc2 (2013-09-27). twitter.com. https://twitter.com/LYGFsc2/status/394526256454049792. Retrieved 2013-10-27.
- LYGFsc2 (2013-11-05). twitter.com. https://twitter.com/LYGFsc2/status/397868017452736513. Retrieved 2013-11-05.
- LYGF (2013-11-06). loveyourgirlfriend.net. http://www.loveyourgirlfriend.net/#!news/citr. Retrieved 2013-11-06.
- FosTA (2013-11-18). teamliquid.net. http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=435867#1. Retrieved 2013-22-18.
- DeimosEsports (2013-11-26). "Bails & Siphonn Join Deimos Esports!". Retrieved 2013-11-26.
- LYGFsc2 (2013-11-28). twitter.com. https://twitter.com/LYGFsc2/status/406220201659617280. Retrieved 2013-11-29.
- LYGF (2013-11-29). "New member LYGF Trace". www.loveyourgirlfriend.net. Retrieved 2013-11-29.
- LYGFsc2 (2013-12-07). twitter.com. https://twitter.com/LYGFsc2/status/409203353512448001.
- LYGF (2013-12-09). "New member Bush". www.loveyourgirlfriend.net. Retrieved 2013-12-10.
- LYGF (2013-12-14). "New Academy Manager". www.loveyourgirlfriend.net.
- LYGF (2013-12-23). "Welcome back Ju Yeol". www.loveyourgirlfriend.net. Retrieved 2013-12-23.
- FosTA (2013-12-24). "Team Love Your Girlfriend Recruits Genius". TeamLiquid.net. Retrieved 2013-12-24.
- Team Love Your Girlfriend Recruits Tassadar!
- LYGFsc2 (2013-12-26). Twitter.com. https://twitter.com/LYGFsc2/status/416082656757948416.
- LYGFsc2 (2013-12-28). twitter.com. https://twitter.com/LYGFsc2/status/417031358477639680. Retrieved 2013-12-28.
- LYGFsc2 (2013-12-28). twitter.com. https://twitter.com/LYGFsc2/status/417031358477639680. Retrieved 2013-12-28.